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      15 Minutes of Shame

      2021 1 hr. 25 min. Documentary List
      82% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 75% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score This original documentary film examines social behavior by embedding with individuals from across the U.S. who have been publicly shamed or cyber-harassed – while exploring the bullies, the bystanders, the media, psychologists, politicians and experts in between. Read More Read Less

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      Michael L I find it interesting that many of the negative reviews of this film are from media companies that make their millions from spreading these shame campaigns that the film speaks out against. I want my kids to see this and know that the internet and social media in particular can and does destroy lives every day. This film should be shown everywhere, especially high schools, and colleges. Extremely well made and sobering. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review Audience Member Smart, thoughtful meditation that explores the history of public shaming; the pros and cons of "call out" culture; how public shaming can have different effects depending on social status; and why this issue is so difficult to grapple with legally. Lewinsky does well to use our public fascination with her (and how we as a society ruthlessly shamed her) as simply a way in to the broader issues, rather than making it about herself. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Although made with good intentions, the documentary can't seem to find out what it wants to be. There are individual sections, addressing different aspects of online shaming, but all scattered and thus, it makes one see all of it through one eyeglass. It definitely could have been better. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Really well done and eye opening Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review monica p At first, I thought Monica Lewinsky was going to share more about her 15 minutes of shame. The whole time I was waiting for more information regarding her story. However, being that she has covered that story many times and so has the media I liked that she shared the stories of others and how the media can be a savage. It truly makes you realize the puzzle piece you play in a larger picture that is the issue media in today's world. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Very powerful documentary for the time we are living in. Recognizing and understanding the problem is the first step. Important movie to see for anyone spending time online. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/14/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Michael Hogan Daily Telegraph (UK) The premise was timely and the programme classily produced. The biggest shame here is what a mess it became. Rated: 2/5 Oct 29, 2021 Full Review Libby Hill indieWire "15 Minutes of Shame" wants to tell a story about modern public shaming. So it's a shame that it's so much more adept at telling every story but that. Rated: C+ Oct 18, 2021 Full Review Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times [An] invaluable, nuanced and sobering documentary. Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 8, 2021 Full Review Sr. Rose Pacatte St. Anthony Messenger [An] important documentary that can help civilize public discourse, question social media messages, and help us understand the profit motive behind the public shaming that we may participate in. Jan 25, 2022 Full Review Alex Behan Stuff.co.nz There aren't many answers per se, but it's a worthy topic and not an issue that's going away anytime soon. At the very least, this should make you think twice about putting your hands on the keyboard in anger. Nov 19, 2021 Full Review Alejandro Alemán El Universal 15 Minutes of Shame doesn't provide solutions to the problem, but it does generate reflection upon it. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 4, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis This original documentary film examines social behavior by embedding with individuals from across the U.S. who have been publicly shamed or cyber-harassed – while exploring the bullies, the bystanders, the media, psychologists, politicians and experts in between.
      Director
      Max Joseph
      Executive Producer
      Monica Lewinsky, Max Joseph, Steve Ascher, Kristine Sabat, Jessica Conway
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 7, 2021